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DC Vehicle Title Replacement/Duplicate

You may request a duplicate DC title if your vehicle title is lost, stolen or the lien on the vehicle has been satisfied.Skip the Trip Logo

If there are no changes to your title, such as removing a lien or changing ownership, you may apply for a duplicate title online.

To mail your duplicate title request, submit the required documents and fee to:

DC DMV
PO Box 90120
Washington, DC 20090

To request a duplicate title in-person, you can visit a DC DMV service center with the required documents and pay the required fee.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Certificate of Title/Temporary Tag Application (must be signed by all owners)
  • Valid photo identification of vehicle owner(s)
  • A copy of your valid credential
  • A fully executed Vehicle Power of Attorney Form if you are not the owner, but requesting the duplicate title for the owner.
  • Vehicle information—at least one of the following items to identify your vehicle:
  • Vehicle renewal notice
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle identification number
  • DC DMV title number
  • Vehicle tag number

To obtain a duplicate title once a lien has been satisfied, you will have to submit or bring to a DC DMV service center the documents listed above and any one of the following documents:

  • Letter of financing on company letterhead stating that the lien is satisfied
  • Loan agreement stamped “paid” by the financial institution and certified by an appropriate party
  • Title stamped with lien release from the financial institution

Dealers may request duplicate titles on behalf of customers by providing the following documentation and paying the appropriate fee, by mail:

To replace a title and/or request a change of name or change of address, please bring the supporting documentation to a DC DMV service center.

All duplicate titles will be mailed to the primary owner within 10 business days of processing. Titles are not issued over the counter.

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